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Best things to know before choosing a best web hosting service in Pakistan

Few years ago, websites were considered as a luxury for businesses but now these are basic needs for every kind of business. For large businesses even a few minutes downtime can lead to loss of thousands dollars. This makes investing in a reliable provider of web hosting in Pakistan as much important as investing in good machinery. It must be noted that this task is not simple as there are many options available in market at the moment. Here are few things you should know about good web hosting in Pakistan:

Single Person Hosts

While searching for a web host through Google or buying through someone you know (friend, developer), make sure you do not end up with a host that is run by a one person. You have a variety of “hosting companies” in Pakistan, which are being run by a single person, which means you are at the mercy of that one person. You should avoid these kinds of hosting services if you consider your data to be important.

Domain Ownership Issues

One of the most common issues which client face is domain ownership quarrel when dealing with shady hosting companies. Basically you buy a domain name and work hard to build traffic to the website or if it is a company domain name and is associated with your brand and all your emails are working from there. Registering your domain by single person (less credible, not by company), you might need to search him/her at the time of renewal of your domain. This mostly happens because might they left the business or might the increased the prices of same package. If you unable to get the renewal on time, and do not have the local backup, you might loss data.

1- Customer Support

Web hosting server is a powerful computer but regardless of technical advancement they can crash. For avoiding major breakdown you need good customer support, which knows how to resolve issues. A good web hosting company offers 24/7 customer support via chats, email and phones but some services goes one step ahead of other providers and you can contact us through Skype as well.

2- Regular Backups

Before signing up any agreement, make sure that web-hosting provider offers regular backups. Accident can occur anytime as the old adage goes prevention is better than cure. Backing up your website is like having your website insured. Also find out what is their disaster recovery plan, which means if they are backing up their backups. If you get web-hosting service from good company they will offer regular backups and have comprehensive recovery plan for securing your data.

3- Offered Uptime

Your worst nightmare will be your website facing downtime in the middle of a festive season so downtime should not exceed 0.5%. Web hosting companies have now set standard of 99.9% uptime, which is only possible if they are using state-of-the-art infrastructure. Also they should offer redundancy as if one server goes down another server kicks in. Host Break has proven record of 99.99% guaranteed uptime so you are not going to lose any customers.

4   Types of Web Hosting

Nowadays most popular web hosting types are shared, reseller, VPS, cloud and dedicated server hosting. Majority of the new websites and blogs select shared web hosting due to low price as single server is divided among many websites but you have to compromise on performance.  Dedicated server hosting offers everything to a single user but cost is relatively higher than other types. In VPS hosting, a physical server is divided among several virtual servers but performance is better than shared hosting. Reseller hosting is best for hosting multiple websites or starting a web hosting business. We offer all of these services so you can choose which serves your needs best.

5- Blogability

In todays global world most of the companies use blogs by adding fresh content to gain the attractions of the viewer and if you don’t need it now, you may need it after some time. So check if your web-hosting provider is offering minimum requirements for starting a Word Press blog. Blogging is one of the most important factors to get success in any business. Reading the content provided by the web host attracts customers.

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